Spanning over a century of captivity, this nostalgic and haunting collection of poems explores the world of animals from inside the cage. Including work by both eminent and emerging poets, this compendium includes verse by Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A. A. Milne, Al Purdy, and Matthew Sweeney. Whimsical, provocative, and haunting, this anthology is as rich and varied as the species it corrals, delving into the concepts of enclosure, exhibition, and the exotic.
Stephanie Bolster is an associate professor of creative writing at Concordia University. Katia Grubisic is a writer, an editor, and a translator. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.